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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (1 star)

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Chunky, old-fashioned explorer Rick O’Connell returns, and this time he’s off to check out the catacombs of ancient China. Joined by his son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah), O’Connell and his family find themselves in trouble again when Alex accidentally awakens the mummified Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his 10,000 strong, silent terra cotta army. Unfortunately for them the Emperor has plans of world domination and only the thick-necked explorer and his brood stand between him and his dreams.

This risible third installment of the hearty adventure franchise is awash with bad CGI effects, infantile humour and sloppy performances. This is pure cheeseball. Unless you’ve had a lobotomy avoid. Rob The Fast and the Furious Cohen directs with all the subtlety of a mallet wielding child and Michelle Yeoh flounders around as an evil sorceress. It looks like Rachel Weisz bailed out at the right time.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

  • 1 star
  • 2008
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Cohen
  • Written by: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
  • Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Michelle Yeoh, Isabella Leong

Chunky old-fashioned explorer Rick O'Connell (Fraser) returns, and this time he's off to check out the catacombs of ancient China. This risible third installment of hearty adventure franchise is awash with bad CGI effects, infantile humour and sloppy performances. This is pure cheeseball. Unless you've had a lobotomy avoid.

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